Tommy Milone

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Tommy Milone
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Oakland Athletics – No. 57
Pitcher
Born: (1987-02-16) February 16, 1987 (age 27)
Saugus, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 3, 2011 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
(through April 11, 2014)
Win–loss record 26–20
Earned run average 3.94
Strikeouts 285
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Tomaso Anthony "Tommy" Milone (born February 16, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Nationals[edit]

Milone was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 10th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Southern California, where he played for the USC Trojans baseball team.

Milone made his major league debut on September 3, 2011, against the New York Mets.[1] Milone struck out Angel Pagan of the New York Mets for his first career strikeout, and later hit a three-run home run on the first pitch of his first Major League at bat, becoming the 27th player in major league history to do so. He left the game after pitching four and one-third innings.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On December 23, 2011, Milone was traded with A. J. Cole, Derek Norris and Brad Peacock to the Oakland Athletics for Gio Gonzalez and Robert Gilliam.[2]

Milone started the regular season in the #3 starting rotation spot behind Brandon McCarthy and Bartolo Colon. Milone was the only starting pitcher in the A's rotation to last all season without getting injured and had started the most games for the A's during the 2012 season. He pitched his first complete game of his career on June 20th defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers. Milone had started game 2 of the ALDS, but the A's had lost to a no decision in the bottom of the 9th inning. Milone finished the season with a 13–10 record and with 137 strikeouts.

Milone was optioned to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats on August 3, 2013.[3]

Pitching style[edit]

Milone's four-seam fastball ranges from 87–89 mph, and he complements it with a cutter (84–86), curveball (75–79), and changeup (79–82), as well as a rare two-seam fastball. Milone's repertoire against left-handed hitters tends to be fastball-cutter-curveball, while against right-handers it is fastball-changeup-cutter. He uses his changeup heavily in 2-strike counts against righties. His curve is his best swing-and-miss pitch with a whiff rate of about 33%.[4] Milone has shown good control early in his career, with a walk rate under 2 per 9 innings.[5]

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